Pride a wonderful display of unity and determination - Fearon
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon said pride is a display of ‘unity and determination’ in the fight to achieve full equality for the LGBTQ citizens across the island.
Speaking after attending the Pride in Newry parade, the party’s Equality spokesperson said:
“It was great to see such large numbers on the streets of Newry today, in a wonderful display of unity and determination to win the fight for equality of opportunity under the law.
“That means equality for all our citizens, but particularly for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. It’s a disgrace that the right to marriage equality is still denied by the DUP and facilitated by the British government.
“We still have a long way to go before reaching full equality and it’s important to remember that Pride is first and foremost a protest and a fantastic platform to raise awareness.
“The vibrant, colourful and loud message from today’s Newry Pride parade is that the ‘north is next’ and Sinn Féin will continue to campaign to ensure that this becomes a reality.”